Former Head of State and Chairman of the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC), Retired Captain Valentine Essegrabo Melvine Strasser will be hosted this Tuesday morning by the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire in its Wake up Sierra Leone television programme, beginning at 8am today.
It could be recalled that the former Head of State and Chairman of the NPRC, Retired Captain Valentine EM Strasser led a group of soldiers of the then Sierra Leone Army (SLA) to stage a military coup in 1992 that ousted the then All People’s Congress (APC) when he was about twenty-four years old.
The two main contenders for the presidential runoff election slated for 27th March, 2018, though they might differ on policies and governance issues, agreed on one thing: that they have confidence and trust in the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire. The two gentlemen also described the operations (news coverage etc) of the institution as: “very credible.”
Presidential candidate for Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) the Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio who was hosted by AYV during the Wake up Sierra Leone programme apart from outlining his party’s policies and programmes he would embark on in the event he wins the runoff polls on 27th March, 2018, was full of praise and commendation for the AYV; describing the manner in which AYV presents its news and current affairs, interviews and other programmes as not only “very credible” but also “done objectively and with a nationalistic view.”
The Revolutionary United Front Party (RUFP), the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), the People Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Chairman of the Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) yesterday 19th March 2018 officially declared their political support for the All People’s Congress (APC) in the runoff election slated for March 27 this year.
The Chairman and Leader who also doubled as presidential candidate of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has stated that he vote for the lesser devil in the March 27, 2018 runoff election, adding that for now, he is refraining from making any public declaration as to which party he will support in the runoff for security reasons.